Profiling abusive men based on women's self-reports: Findings from a sample of urban low-income minority women

Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Laura Ting, Jessica G. Burke, Patricia O'Campo, Karen A. McDonnell, Andrea C. Gielen

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Abstract

Understanding abusive behaviors among nonclinical samples of men is important to help women in the community understand the risks they may face. The purpose of the current study is to identify abusive profiles and subgroups of non-treatment-seeking men using women's self reports. Of the sample of 611 women, 43% reported current abuse; chronicity of psychological aggression was the highest. Cluster analysis results revealed three different types of abusers. Findings provided support for recognizing batterer heterogeneity, especially based on women's reports. Recommendations for future research and the limitations of using batterer typologies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-327
Number of pages15
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Abuser typology
  • Cluster analysis
  • Intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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